Chelsea have appointed Graham Potter from Brighton as their new head coach on a 5-calendar year deal, replacing the sacked Thomas Tuchel.
The Blues used a record €296 million on new players such as Wesley Fofana, Raheem Sterling and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang this summer, but outcomes have not followed.
They have missing three of their past five video games in all competitions and could only muster three shots on goal in Tuesday night’s 1- reduction to Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League – Tuchel’s very last video game in cost.
Potter was quickly discovered as the club’s top target by owner Todd Boehly, beating the likes of Mauricio Pochettino and Zinedine Zidane to the helm.
Speaking on the club’s web-site immediately after remaining appointed, Potter claimed: ”I am extremely very pleased and enthusiastic to depict Chelsea FC, this fantastic soccer club.
“I am incredibly enthusiastic to partner with Chelsea’s new possession group and look ahead to assembly and doing the job with the thrilling group of players and to develop a crew and tradition that our astounding enthusiasts can be happy of.”
5 Chelsea players established for purpose modifications under Graham Potter
Just one of the critical characteristics that Graham Potter looks for in players is versatility he likes to be flexible with formations dependent on the opposition.
The likes of Solly March, Leandro Trossard and Pascal Gross had been applied in several positions in Potter’s time at Brighton.
And many of Chelsea’s very first-workforce squad have both the working experience of quite a few positions or the potential to perform in other places.
To start with of all, Wesley Fofana, signed for £80 million from Leicester City this summer months, is able of participating in as a holding midfielder.
When Chelsea have a myriad of possibilities in the centre of the park, none of them are classic ‘number 6’s’.
Fofana arrived through the Saint-Etienne academy as a midfielder and could be used in a very similar vein to how Potter made use of Ben White at the Amex Stadium two seasons back.
Graham Potter has by now held a series of a person-on-just one talks with senior Chelsea gamers. He’s pressured the importance of leadership and dressing place unity and spoken of his open door plan. He’s been keen to listen and make certain he rapidly understands the tradition of the club.
— Ben Jacobs (@JacobsBen) September 10, 2022
Future, Chelsea’s head coach may well pick out to deploy Christian Pulisic as a wing-again, as he did with Trossard at Brighton.
The Blues do have depth on the left, with Ben Chilwell and Marc Cucurella, but Pulisic could supply anything diverse.
The United states of america worldwide is however to keep down a position in the starting up eleven at Stamford Bridge this could be his very best opportunity.
In a a lot more state-of-the-art situation, Raheem Sterling could come across himself in a new position under Potter.
The 27-calendar year-old is employed to actively playing on both flank, but could suit participating in alongside or in at the rear of a striker – probably to be Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Potter normally employs a 3-5-2 formation, without wingers, so Sterling could be requested to do what he has sometimes done for England alongside Harry Kane.